Latest Stories

Illegal posters: Senate bets to face Comelec raps


MANILA, Philippines—The Commission on Elections (Comelec) is preparing charges for preliminary investigation against pasaway (incorrigible) senatorial candidates and party-list groups that have repeatedly ignored notices to take down their illegal posters since the start of the campaign period.

Comelec Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. on Tuesday said administration Team PNoy senatorial candidate Risa Hontiveros had the most number of notices for her illegal posters.

Agency records showed she had been served four separate notices since Feb. 20, the latest for an illegal poster spotted in Cainta, Rizal.

“This is her fourth notice. She has received the most number of notices so far,” said Brillantes in a press briefing yesterday.

Three notices each have also been sent to Team PNoy candidates Bam Aquino and Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Aquino’s illegal posters were spotted along the West Service Road in Parañaque City and Kamuning and E. Rodriguez Streets in Quezon City, Brillantes said.

Ads on cabs

Reelectionist Sen. Francis Escudero was served his second notice, this time for his “A-Plus” paint ads that are placed on taxicabs. “Taxi operators carrying Senator Escudero’s ads will be summoned [and] the cancelation of their franchises is also on the way,” the Comelec chief said.

The Comelec law department, headed by Esmeralda Ladra, has also sent a notice each to Senators Loren Legarda and Gringo Honasan, Bro. Eddie Villanueva and Rep. Jack Enrile to remove their posters that are outside designated common posters areas.

“The preliminary investigation is important because it will give them a chance to defend themselves,” said the Comelec chief.

Former Tarlac Gov. Margarita “Tingting” Cojuangco, who is running with the opposition United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) senatorial ticket, was notified that her posters were “hazardously nailed” to electric posts in Mabalacat, Pampanga, Brillantes said.

For party-list groups, the “topnotcher” poster violators were the LPG Marketers Association and the Kabataan Party-list, which have been sent four notices each. “This is the most number of notices sent to party-list groups,” he said.

Only 1 actual violation

Notices were also sent a second time to the Sanlakas, Anak Mindanao and Gabriela party-lists.

Akbayan, Bagong Henerasyon, A-Teacher, An Waray, ACT-CIS, Binhi, 1-Bro-PGBI, Umalab Ka, Kalinga, 1-Sagip, Katribu and Abroad have also been sent notices for their illegal posters.

“They are pasaway, which means they are not following the rules. It has been specified in our resolution; in criminal law they are already considered recidivists,” said Brillantes.

In a statement Tuesday, Hontiveros said that while she received four notices from the Comelec, only one pertained to an actual violation.

“Notices are not de facto rulings on violations of Comelec guidelines on campaign materials and activities,” she said.

Follow Us

Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Campaign , candidates , Commission on Elections (Comelec) , Elections , illegal posters , Philippines

  • ClaudineBaretto

    Sa tingin ko hindi magiging number 1 sa survey at top candidate si Loren Legarda kung hindi nya pinaninidigan ang daang matuwid. Hindi dapat nadadawit ang pangalan nya dito.

    • Dyuwela

      Oo totoo yan, wala nga akong makitang poster nya in public.

  • nizgoda

    yung A-plus paint ni escudero, part ng campaign yun o sideline to earn extra money? extra money to fund the compaign? 

  • DonkeyKong1

    Si escudero ang dapat maparusahan dito, hanggang ngayon ay nilalabag nya padin ang batas, madami pa din akong nakikitang taxi na pakalatkalat na meron sticker ng mukha nya,tamad na tao yan at walang pakielam sa kapakanan ng mga taxi driver..tsk tsk

    • Carmoney

      hindi na naawa , grabe si chiz! ! ! traydor! ! !

  • AriannaDraws

    I’m sick of chiz escudero’s face ! i see them all around the city, remove it please! you’re breaking the law!

    • OhDelilah

      I know right?! kainiis ang face ni chizzzz!!!!!

  • BonnieBailey9

    Mawawalan na ng linya o opreration ang taxi line na kung saan nakadikit ang mukha ni chiz,, bayaran mo naman ang mga yan ng perang ninakaw mo sa pera ng taong bayan.

  • JasonBieber

    Not surprising at all that most of the candidates who has had infractions are Team PNoy because they feel that they can do whatever they want and play above the rules because they are with PNoy who is the leader of playing above the rules.

    Plus don’t be surprised that they have ignored the notices because they are with PNoy who is the leader of ignoring things just like he has ignored the Sultan and his people and also ignored the typhoon ‘Pablo’ victims.

Copyright © 2014, .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
  1. Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  2. Afghan hospital guard kills 3 US doctors, including Fil-Am pediatrician
  3. HK victims to get P115M; traders raised money
  4. Career diplomat is new PH consul general in Los Angeles
  5. Senator hopes PH will also get same vow
  6. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  7. US4GG: Aquino should ask Obama for TPS approval, drone technology
  8. Obama to visit Filipino soldiers in Fort Bonifacio
  9. Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  10. Abandoned in Malta,15 PH seamen return
  1. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  2. Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  3. Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
  4. Japan says visa-free entry still a plan
  5. 85% of Filipinos love US – survey
  6. 10 US presidents who visited the PH (and what they said)
  7. WHO warns vs spread of MERS-Cov, urges vigilance in taking precautions
  8. 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  9. 150 Filipino teachers in Maryland to lose jobs, visas
  10. Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos
  1. US to China: We will protect Philippines
  2. Japan mulls no visa rule for Filipinos
  3. DFA grants visa-free privilege to 7 countries
  4. China warned: Don’t try to tow away BRP Sierra Madre
  5. Back home in Manila, and feeling out of place
  6. Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend
  7. Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  8. China: PH tarnishing Beijing’s international image
  9. What’s inside BRP Sierra Madre?
  10. Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted


  • Cayetano to DOJ: Bare Napoles’ list of ‘pork’ officials
  • Drunk passenger triggers Bali hijack alert
  • Businesswoman allegedly killed by husband, brother-in-law
  • Roxas suspended from golf club for outburst over P5,000 guest fee
  • SC reschedules oath-taking of new lawyers
  • Sports

  • Guiao fined P100,000 for ‘mongoloid’ comment vs Meralco forward
  • Hawks and Grizzlies revel in home wins
  • Floyd: Manny’s power gone
  • Michael Phelps loses to Lochte in comeback meet
  • Sharapova advances to Stuttgart quarterfinals
  • Lifestyle

  • ‘Recovered’ Banksy works on display ahead of sale
  • Marinduque: Visiting the ‘palm of the ocean’
  • First at Vatican in 60 years
  • How Jing Monis Salon gave Krissy the pixie
  • Want to be a supermodel? Work on your inner beauty, says Joey Espino
  • Entertainment

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert
  • Kristoffer Martin: from thug to gay teen
  • Has Ai Ai fallen deeply with ‘sireno?’
  • California court won’t review Jackson doctor case
  • Cris Villonco on play adapted from different medium
  • Business

  • BDO nets P5.5 B in Q1
  • Pacquiao may be 2013 top taxpayer
  • Emperador nets P1.7 B in Q1
  • PAL hailed for ban on shark fin cargo
  • BSP to change tint of P100 bill
  • Technology

  • Cloud strength helps Microsoft earnings top Street
  • Vatican announces hashtag for April 27 canonizations
  • Enrile in Masters of the Universe, Lord of the Rings?
  • Top Traits of Digital Marketers
  • No truth to viral no-visa ‘chronicles’
  • Opinion

  • Corruption not invincible after all
  • Editorial Cartoon, April 25, 2014
  • No deal, Janet
  • Like making Al Capone a witness vs his gang
  • MERS-CoV and mothers
  • Global Nation

  • Plane lands at Bali airport in suspected hijacking—Indonesia air force
  • Obama lands in Seoul as N. Korea nuclear test fears grow
  • Militant protests vs Obama, US set
  • Filipinos second-shortest in Southeast Asia
  • China welcomes PH apology
  • Marketplace